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Marie Force

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aka M.S. Force

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***Start reading Marie's New York Times Bestselling Gansett Island Series today with Maid for Love, free on Amazon. You can also sign up for Marie's newsletter at***

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1.2 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series as well as the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising

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Welcome back to Butler! Wade Abbott is one and done. One look, one conversation, one weekend, and he knows who he wants. Except, Mia Simpson is not free to return his affection. In fact, he suspects she’s in an abusive marriage, but she never confirms that, and he has no choice but to mind his […]
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Mine After Dark (Romance)
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Description: He barely knew her, and he can’t forget her… It’s the dead of winter on Gansett Island, and Riley McCarthy’s mood matches the lousy weather as he and his family work to bring their new business, McCarthy’s Wayfarer, back to life. He can’t deny that he’s been in a funk since Nikki Stokes and her twin sister, Jordan, left the island last fall without saying goodbye. Riley, who’d been hired to fix the leaking roof at their grandmother’s home, had liked talking to Nikki and had been looking forward to getting to know her better when she disappeared. Months later, he still thinks of her every day, even if he wishes he didn’t. She’s hard to forget. As the manager for Jordan’s reality TV career, Nikki finds herself square in the middle of the kind of drama she’s had more than enough of, especially since her sister plans to go back to the husband who released a sex tape that devastated Jordan last fall. Enough is enough for Nikki, who quits her job and heads for her happy place—her grandmother’s oceanfront home on Gansett Island, hoping she might run into the sweet, sexy guy who fixed the roof last fall. She liked talking to him and wonders if he stayed on the island for the winter. She really hopes he’s still there. The minute Riley hears that Nikki has come back to Gansett Island, he has to see her. He has to know if the spark of attraction he’d felt for her is still there, and more than anything, he’d love to know why he’s thought more about a woman he met exactly twice than he ever has about anyone else. Come back to Gansett Island for Riley and Nikki’s sweet, sexy story and catch up with many of your favorites, including Mac and Maddie, Adam and Abby, Shane and Katie and Kevin and Chelsea!
Fatal Chaos (Romance)
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Description: First the calm. Then the storm… Escaping D.C. during the dog days of summer is one of the smartest moves Washington Metro Police Lieutenant Samantha Holland ever made. Beach walks aren’t quite as romantic with the Secret Service in tow, but Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, cherish the chance to recharge and reconnect—especially with a scandal swirling around the administration. No sooner are they back home than a fatal drive-by shooting sets the city on edge. The teenage victim is barely older than Sam and Nick’s son, Scotty. As more deaths follow, Sam and her team play beat the clock to stop the ruthless killers. With Nick facing his greatest challenge—one that could drastically change all their lives and even end Sam’s career—will the mounting pressure deepen or damage their bond?
Here Comes the Sun (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 26, 2018 01:32PM
Description: Wade Abbott is one and done—one look, one conversation, one weekend, and he knows who he wants. Except, Mia Simpson is not free to return his affection. In fact, he suspects she’s in an abusive marriage, but she never confirms that, and he has no choice but to mind his own business where she’s concerned. Two hears after they first met and a year after he last heard from her, Mia shows up half-frozen, bruised and beaten on his doorstep, needing something only Wade can provide. Mia has never forgotten the kind, gentle, sexy guy who made her heart sing from the first time she met him. She only cut off contact with him because she feared for his safety—and hers—and takes the first opportunity she gets to make a run for what she really wants—Wade. But nothing is ever as simple as happily ever after. With issues from her past still haunting them, and Wade’s family questioning the motives of a woman they’ve never met, Wade and Mia will have to fight for their happy ending. Wade Abbott’s long-awaited story is finally here, along with an update on the Abbott and Coleman clan as well as Fred the moose!
Gansett Island Episode 2: Kevin & Chelsea (Gansett Island Series) (Volume 18) (Romance)
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Description: A year after his 31-year marriage imploded, Dr. Kevin McCarthy is enjoying life on Gansett Island. He’s opened a small practice, goes fishing with his older brothers any time he wants and has his sons, nieces and nephews close by. Best of all is his all-consuming relationship with sexy bartender, Chelsea Rose. What started as a one-night stand a year ago, has turned into something much more significant for Kevin and for Chelsea. The sixteen-year age difference between them has never mattered, until they realize they may have differing plans for the future. Will they be able to reconcile their divergent paths or will their hearts be broken when they go their separate ways? Find out in Gansett Island Episode 2: Kevin & Chelsea where you’ll also hear about Big Mac’s latest business venture and have a visit with the Gansett Island characters you’ve come to love!

Fatal Threat (Romance)
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Description: With a killer on the loose, it's the worst time to be on lockdown... It's just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene. A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anything-including the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano. This isn't the first time the couple's lives have been at risk, but when a bombshell from Sam's past returns to haunt her, she can't help but wonder if there's a connection. With a ruthless killer out for vengeance, and Nick struggling to maintain his reputation after secrets from his own past are revealed, Sam struggles to tie the threat to a murder that can't possibly be a coincidence. And she has to get it done before her husband's career is irrevocably damaged...
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"Tremendous story of Kristian overcoming early life trauma and finding true love with Aileen. All our favorite Quantum gang are involved as well. Another winner for MS (Marie) Force!"
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" Sheri wrote: "Finished this one last night and absolutely loved it as I have will all of this series. Already looking forward to the next one. Thanks ...more "
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“Every dream I've ever had begins and ends with you.”
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“He made her feel as if she was the answer to every question he'd ever had.”
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“Be careful with my fiancée. I love her more than life itself.

Nick...You make me all fluttery. No one has ever made me fluttery. How do you that?

Ridiculously pleased he smiled. What can I say? It's magic. Take care, babe.”
Marie Force, Fatal Consequences


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“There’re no guarantees in this life, and when we risk our hearts, there’s always a chance of getting hurt. Speaking only for myself now, I’d much prefer taking a chance on being hurt over never knowing real, true love.”
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message 17: by Bill

Bill Wetterman Good to connect. I need your help. I'm in a Kindle contest. Contract, retainer, free advertising. Nominate my novel.

message 16: by Brooke

Brooke thank you for adding me!!! =)

message 15: by Mo

Mo Another winner! Loved it. Review is up!!

message 14: by Ivy

Ivy Your Fatal series makes me happy!

message 13: by Ivy

Ivy When is Fatal, #6 coming out?❤

message 12: by Lady Heather (last edited Aug 18, 2011 05:47AM)

Lady Heather Thanks for accepting my friend invite! I have just started reading your writing and I'm now a fan! I really enjoyed reading 'Wrecked', and I love your 'Fatal' series!
What I like most about the 'Fatal' series is that you've used the same lead characters throughout the series. It is one of the reasons why I read in PNR the Kate Daniels, Night Huntress, and Guild Hunter series.
Often when reading a series I find I just start to connect to the characters and their relationship, them "BAM" the stories over with a 'semi' HEA, and I'm wondering what the characters lives will be like later on and how their doing... Then in the next books in "the series" the characters are mentioned but there is nothing really personal.
Thank you for writing the 'Fatal' series! I can't wait to read the Novella and the next Novel in the new year!
Lady Heather :))

message 11: by valee

valee Marie please tell me we're getting Grant's story next. I want more McCarthy brothers!!! As always I'm loving all your books! I finally got to read the rest!

Regards from your number one fan from Uruguay

message 10: by Milton

Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book full of African passion and flavour, the culture, social life and politics.

message 9: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Marie. You seem like an interesting person, as well as quite the prolific author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

Jackie When will "Line of Scrimmage" be available for my kindle??

message 7: by Kassi

Kassi I'm kinda sad that I've voted for the last thing for Sam & Nick. *sigh*

dintyrk Aw, I so want to read line of scrimmage but I cannot see it on Kindle Store. I'm desperate (especially when I saw the quotations above)! But anyways, I'm gonna read "The Fall" today! Have a good day and thank you for accepting me here as a friend! :)


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Sheri Fredricks Congratulations on an awesome, inspiring writing career. Looking forward to your updates :)

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Marie Nice to meet you here, Beth.

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Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!"

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Beth Hi Marie,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!

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Marie Roxanne wrote: "Hi, Marie. Great book cover."

Thanks, Roxanne!

Roxanne Hi, Marie. Great book cover.

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